Hormone Replacement Therapy - Natural Alternatives
May 27, 2016 | Hormones | E.Dahl
In the last couple of years, news stories surrounding hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have brought to light just how risky it can be. The best-known pharmaceuticals in this category are Premarin and Premplus. Premarin contains the equine estrogen hormone, which is extracted from pregnant mare urine. Premplus is similar, but also contains progestin in a single medication. So what is a natural alternative?
Attorney Takes On State of California on Forced Vaccination
May 26, 2016 | Vaccines | D.Valenti
Almost a year ago, Governor Brown of California signed SB277 for mandatory vaccines which has been set to go into effect on July 1, 2016.The bill was prompted by the 2014 Disneyland measles outbreak and historically low levels of vaccination in some California schools. This law removes all exemptions: religious, medical, and philosophical. However, attorney T. Matthew Phillips believes the first amendment allows parents to exercise religion in the face of state-mandated vaccinations. He also says that children have a constitutional right to go to school, regardless of medical procedures. Ultimately a judge will decide which is more important: educating kids or vaccinating them.
How To Avoid Empathy Burnout When You Are Surrounded By Other People's Pain
May 25, 2016 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
It seems there could never be enough empathy and compassion in our world, but we are starting to discover that our capacity to share the emotions of others and take their perspective comes with a bit of a sting if we're not careful. If we get caught up on the misfortunes of others without understanding life's processes, it can make us angry and unhappy. So where do we draw the line between tuning into empathy and tuning out perceived resolutions that will leave everybody empowered?
Reminder Cues Could Be The Cure For Those Who Procrastinate On Their Intentions
May 24, 2016 | Lifestyle | J.Battaglia
Have you found that you constantly put tasks on the back burner and they stay there? 20 percent of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions which are always available. Whether it’s paying the electric bill or taking the clothes out of the dryer, there are many daily tasks that we fully intend to complete and then promptly forget about. New research in Psychological Science, suggests that linking these tasks to distinctive cues that we’ll encounter at the right place and the right time may help us remember to follow through.
Bright Artificial Lighting Causes Havoc On Metabolism, Especially After a Meal
May 23, 2016 | NaturalLiving | A.McCarthy
Most scientists agree that artificial lighting and modern technology available across the world disrupts our natural environment and affects our metabolism. According to a Northwestern Medicine study, bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the evening. In the evening, bright light also caused higher peak glucose (blood sugar) levels.
Magic Mushrooms Finally Being Accepted As Viable Treatment For Depression
May 20, 2016 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
First cannabis and now magic mushrooms are slowly being introduced back into the vocabulary of medical scientists. Shamans have known for millennia that the benefits of psychedelics for human health far exceed any perceived risks which are close to none. The spiritual benefits are undisputed by those in shamanic practices, however the physical effects have been difficult to relay to the medical community. A first of its kind study on magic mushrooms shows it may be soon recognized as a viable treatment for depression. The trial aimed to test whether psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, could reduce symptoms of, or completely eliminate depression.
Horseradish Contains Compounds Which Remove Cancer From The Body
May 19, 2016 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
Horseradish (Cochlearia armoracia) is a natural antibacterial which contains compounds that could help detoxify and eliminate cancer-causing compounds in the body, a study has shown.
According To Science, Eating Too Much Salad Now Causes Autism
May 18, 2016 | Pregnancy | M.Torres
You read the headline correctly and it's another strike for the systematic study of health and nutrition, bound by bias and self-interest, promoting misinformation to make people believe anything. Johns Hopkins, which by the way is the largest school of public health in the world, recently released a study finding that consuming too much folate, found in practically all plant foods, causes autism. But there is a very big problem with the research that attempts to compare this natural nutrient to a study based on its artificial counterpart.
Dandruff Is Caused By A Bacteria, Not A Fungus - 6 Natural Remedies That Work
May 17, 2016 | Prevention | J.Battaglia
Could the species of bacteria living on your scalp determine whether you get dandruff or dry itchy scalp? Previous research thought the condition that affects more than 50 percent of Caucasians and 80 percent of people of African descent was caused by fungus, but now researchers claim bacteria is the real culprit.
Prenatal Supplements Reduce The Risk of Losing a Baby by 55 Percent
May 16, 2016 | Pregnancy | M.Chan
Couples' preconception lifestyle factors are often associated with pregnancy loss, although women's multivitamin adherence dramatically can reduce that risk by 55 percent compared to not taking the vitamins. In addition to serving as a back-up for any nutritional gaps in diet, prenatal supplements help reduce the risk for many serious birth defects.
The Biggest Reason You Should Never Drink Water Stored In Your Car
May 13, 2016 | Water | K.Foster
Storage of bottled water has become common place in many vehicles, especially during the summer months. While there are few problems arising from this practice while using glass or stainless steel, there are many concerns relating to plastic water bottles, which is still the majority and number choice made by consumers.